Product Code: LRbcMg
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.
CPT code: 83735
Special instructions: None
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1.5 mL Heparin RBC, washed 1x
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection container: Heparin tube
Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: RBC = 4.0 to 6.4 mg/dL
Reference one: Ryan, M.F.: The role of magnesium in clinical biochemistry: an overview. Ann. Clin. Biochem.,28:19-26, 1991.
Reference two: Shils, M.E.: Magnesium. In: Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 7th Ed. ILSI Press, 1996,pp. 256-264.
Reference three: Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, 3rd Ed., 1999. W.B. Saunders & Co. pp. 1034-1037.
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